In defense of Chip and FG, maybe something offered doesn't "fit" with the FG "mold", but that definitely doesn't mean it's not a worthwhile effort.
Most definitely it is an excellent rendition of a good model.
There are times when I have suggested a thing or two, and Chip has shared why one or the other doesn't "fit" the FG "modus operandi" or (for most of my brilliant ideas and observations) it's a "been there, done that, and it don't work.." hehe.
Do not stop your work. In any case, Flight Simulator can always use a better <insert plane here>!
No need to defend Chip Felix, he is not under attack. I've worked with several of the largest publishers of simulation software for many many years as a modeler, artist and technical adviser so I am very aware of the modus operandi method of maintaing technical standards in a commercial and publishing framework. Believe me I gave up being offended when someone rejects your work a long time ago.
I get paid the big bucks to teach people how to flyfish so since about 4 years ago eveything else is done as a "side" and half of it never sees the light of day because I do it for myself alone. No accolades, no stirring up the sycophants to boost my own ego, or just plain showing off, none of that. That includes the 15 or 20 or so complete redesigns and repaints of various paper models. I do it for something to hang from my ceiling and if someone else can benefit from what I do than I am always the first to offer, if they don't want it so be it. No skin off my rear, I have the model I did in front of m; the original target audience for which it was created.
Yeah I know the "been there done that" response, I watched it crash and burn 2 big publishers who refused to listen to new ideas and evolve with the times and tools available. NOT SAYING THAT IS THE CASE WITH FG
Before anyone jumps on me about that statement, it's just an idea it brought to mind when you said that.
So suffice it to say nothing "stops my work" short of a power outage and lack of cardstock...as for flight simulation always needing another whatever..are you trying to encourage me to stay out of paper and keep my work focused elsewhere?